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Video: David Stern calls Hurricane Sandy ‘Katrina’ during Heat ring ceremony

David Stern

NBA Commissioner David Stern speaks during a basketball news conference following Board of Governors meetings in New York, Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012. Stern announced he will retire on Feb. 1, 2014, 30 years after he took charge of the league. He will be replaced by Deputy Commissioner Adam Silver. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)


For some reason, David Stern gets booed by NBA fans at every arena where he’s introduced. It’s become hilarious at this point, especially in a place like Miami where Stern’s stance in favor of free agents’ right to choose enables super-teams to assemble -- you know, like the one the Heat put together that ended up taking home last year’s title.

The boos were a little more deserved on Tuesday night, however, when Stern mistakenly referenced “Hurricane Katrina” instead of Hurricane Sandy, which is the one currently ravaging the states in the Northeast.

Unfortunate, to be sure.

[via Deadspin]